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Rowlands Castle

National Rail | station code RLN

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Stansted Park 2 miles

Set in extensive parkland and woodland, Stansted Park gives an insight into the social history of an English Country House in its heyday. The House was rebuilt in 1903 after a disastrous fire destroyed the 1688 house. The visitor route begins with the magnificent State Rooms containing fine furniture, textiles and paintings, then continues 'below stairs' with a particularly well-planned tour of the fully furnished Servants' Quarters. Regency Chapel with stained glass windows. Walled garden with yew maze. Arboretum. Tearoom and picnic area.
Open Easter-Sep, MTWSu 1300-1700, occasionally closed for functions - check website.

Stansted Park Light Railway 2 miles

A 7¼" gauge railway in the grounds of Stansted Park.
Open Easter-Sep, Wed & Sat 1030-1600, weather and staff permitting.

It is a pleasant walk along the Monarch's Way path to Stansted Park. Initially gently uphill through ancient woodland, less than ½ mile from the station you reach level ground with a wide grassed avenue giving a distant view of the House. There are many paths through the coppiced woodland of Stansted Forest immediately north of the Monarch's Way.

Rowlands Castle map